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sic transit

A recent update of WordPress has broken a few things around here. Noticed so far: the Classic Editor can no longer save or preview (error 406); and the sidebar does not show up in single-article display.

(later) And the comment form is gone. Argh. Time to look for a theme that I don’t hate, until I get around to learning how to make one properly.

coming in the side door

Spam comments on this blog have always been concentrated on a few old posts, so I tried disabling comments on some that look unlikely to ever attract legitimate comments.

Didn’t work. I guess all that happens when I unclick “Allow comments” is that the comment form goes away, without closing whatever channel the bots use.

all the world’s a wiki

I toy with the thought of converting this here website to MediaWiki (which my host supports), as I am more efficient at editing there than at writing raw HTML in vi.

The wiki’s first articles would be:

  • Two-dimensional design
    • Hyperbolic tilings
    • Arrangements of the color gamut in the plane
    • Curve-fitting
  • Three-dimensional design
    • Ray-tracing
    • Solid printing
  • Posthuman speculation
  • Political speculation
  • Linguistics
    • Diachronics
    • Writing
    • Conlang

I’d continue to report new thoughts here, and then integrate them into appropriate articles. I wonder whether MediaWiki and WordPress play well together. I’m not aware of any personal website that combines blog with wiki, but it seems unlikely that nobody does it.

And now I wonder whether a wiki on my home box would help me keep track of the little files I write as notes on this topic or that, and the PDFs that I download to read someday, and the